Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism

, Volume 30, Issue 10, pp 2855–2864 | Cite as

First-Principle Study of Electronic and Half-Metallic Ferromagnetic Properties of Vanadium (V)-Doped Cubic BP and InP

  • Miloud BoutalebEmail author
  • Bendouma Doumi
  • Allel Mokaddem
  • Adlane Sayede
  • Abdelkader Tadjer
Original Paper


In this study, we use the first-principle calculations of density functional theory with gradient generalized approximation of Wu–Cohen to investigate the doping effect of vanadium impurity on structural, electronic and magnetic properties of In1−x V x P and B1−x V x P alloys at various concentrations x = 0.0625, 0.125 and 0.25. Owing to the metallic nature of majority spin and semiconducting minority spin, the In1−x V x P compounds exhibit a half-metallic character with total magnetic moments of 2 μ B, while the B1−x V x P has metallic nature for all concentrations. The results of exchange parameters revealed that exchange coupling between vanadium atoms and the conduction band is ferromagnetic, confirming the magnetic feature of In1−x V x P and B1−x V x P. From our findings, we have predicted that the In1−x V x P alloys seem to be potential materials for spintronics.


Electronic structures p-d exchange coupling Half-metallic ferromagnetism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miloud Boutaleb
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Bendouma Doumi
    • 2
  • Allel Mokaddem
    • 3
  • Adlane Sayede
    • 4
  • Abdelkader Tadjer
    • 1
  1. 1.Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science Laboratory, Physics DepartmentDjillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel-AbbesSidi Bel-AbbesAlgeria
  2. 2.Faculty of SciencesDr. Tahar Moulay University of SaidaSaidaAlgeria
  3. 3.Centre Universitaire Nour Bachir El BayadhEl BayadhAlgérie
  4. 4.Unité de Catalyse et Chimie du Solide (UCCS)UMR CNRS 8181, Faculté des Sciences, Université d’ArtoisLensFrance

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